Learning with the Cool Tools- Hsnf


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Learning with the Cool Tools- Hsnf

  1. 2. George Siemens on Connectivity- http://www.elearnspace.org/media/Connectivism_IOC/player.html Recap of Intro to 21 st Century Teaching and Learning <ul><li>We need to rethink learning in terms of how society and technology have influenced the learning environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Trends </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Democratization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What it means to know </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Rethinking Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>New literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Schools need to build capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to design for collaboration and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Active content creators. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Contemporary Literacy: Essential Skills for the 21st Century
  4. 5. Wanted: 21 st Century Skilled Workers <ul><li>Personal and Social Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Strong communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Cultural understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-based decision making skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to use technology as a communication and collaboration tool </li></ul>
  5. 6. Clarifying Learning Goals What are we trying to teach and why? Is what we are teaching now, aligned with what is needed for successful living in the 21 st century. What is the core curriculum? What is the best way to find out what children have learned?
  6. 7. Key Assumptions What are some key assumptions about how students need to learn that are stressed at your school? Finish this statement….Students learn best when… How People Learn http://sxnuss.people.wm.edu/fish.swf
  7. 8. Source: John Seely Brown
  8. 9. Source: John Seely Brown
  9. 10. ~ Through engaging student’s preconceptions (schema) ~ By using differentiated strategies that embrace multiple intelligences (convergent and divergent thinkers) and ~ Helping students to know their own processing styles and take responsibility for their own learning through meta-cognition (thinking about thinking) ~ In environments that encourage risk taking and collaboration ~ From total immersion and engagement with content and facts—(Helping students learn through deep understanding) ~ In activities that allow for student choice How the 21 st Century Learner Learns Best…
  10. 11. Are We Preparing Our Students to Adapt to New Situations? Adaptive experts combine: Efficiency & Innovation Adapt Innovate Together
  11. 12. Teaching is a Creative Act
  12. 13. <ul><ul><li>Imagination is more important than knowledge for knowledge is limited where as imagination embraces the whole world. Albert Einstein </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. What ideas do you have so far for ways you could use these tools to prepare your students for the 21 st Century?